About Giving to Temple Israel

Your gift supports our mission to help people of all ages and backgrounds grow Jewishly  through Torah (Study), Avodah (Worship) and Gimilut Chasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness).


Charitable donations over and above dues are essential to the life of every synagogue including our own. Annual membership dues and tuition fees only cover a portion of the actual cost of our wide range of spiritual, educational and cultural activities. Your gift today will ensure that future generations will grow up in a strong community of Jewish tradition and learning.


So, thank you for your interest in giving to Congregation Temple Israel. Donations to our Temple can be made online, by phone, via email or the US Mail, or in person at our Temple's office. All donations to the synagogue are tax-deductible.




Make a Tribute Donation


Tribute donations are a thoughtful way to honor or memorialize a friend or family member or celebrate a special occasion. You can direct these donations to one of  TI's many funds that enhance temple programs, expand opportunities for children or youth, ensure our written heritage or provide assistance to the needy.  Or, you can choose to let TI apply your gift to the area that needs it most. To make a tribute donation online, click here.


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EYTS SIMCHA (Celebration Tree)


Located in the Waldheim lobby near the main office, TI's EYTS SIMCHA provides an opportunity for everyone to share the special occasions in their lives with the Temple family.


Each leaf dedicated to those you love in celebration of life's joyous moments will surely strengthen our Temple family. If you are interested in making a Celebration Tree tribute, please e-mail Sydney Masin or call her at (314) 432-8050.


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Perpetual Memorials


A Perpetual Memorial donation ensures that your name and/or the names of your loved ones will be maintained in the memory of the congregation via the temple's Memorial Book and will be remembered at their yartzheit every year. If you are interested in establishing a Perpetual Memorial, please e-mail Sydney Masin or call her at (314) 432-8050.



Wall of Honor:  Some congregants choose to enhance their perpetual memorial gift with an additional plaque on the Temple's Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor is located in the Kriegshaber Foyer opposite the main entrance to the sanctuary and is a permanent and integral part of the foyer. If you are interested in making a Wall of Honor tribute, please e-mail Sydney Masin or call her at (314) 432-8050.


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Planned Giving


Planned giving enables you to strike a balance between leaving a powerful legacy at TI and addressing your financial needs.


With a little planning and creativity, your assets can be used to maximize your personal benefit, while providing for the future of the congregation.


For more information, please contact Laura Robbins at (314) 432-8050.


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By naming Temple Israel as a beneficiary of your estate, you will give the gift of Jewish worship, learning and community in the years to come.


As a TI member, you have the power to shape the future of the congregation through the financial and estate planning decisions you make today.


We recommend that you consult your estate-planning professional about including TI in your plans.  Let us know if you have include the Temple as a beneficiary of your estate so that we can recognize your generosity.

Please contact Laura Robbins or call her at 314-432-8050.


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Buy Gift Cards


Do you shop at Dierbergs, Whole Foods and St. Louis Bread Company?


If so, you can support Temple Israel just by doing your regular shopping. 


We sell $25 and $100 gift cards to Dierbergs and Whole Foods that earn the Temple a 5% donation.


We also sell $10 and $25 gift cards to St. Louis Bread Company that earn the Temple a 9% donation. 


Temple Israel also benefits from purchases at Schnucks made by customers who carry and swipe a Schnucks e-scrip community card.

Purchase these convenient gift cards to use for your own shopping needs or give them as gifts for Hanukah, birthdays, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or any other special occasion.

You may purchase gift cards online or contact Diane Packman, 314-432-8050, ext. 210 to purchase gift cards or to receive a Schnucks e-scrip card.


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Pay Dues & Fees via Member Log-in


Congregation Temple Israel members can enjoy the optional convenience of making member support payments, checking account balances, or viewing payment histories online. Click here to log in.   


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